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Image of the Week, November 4, 2019

Mandel-Wilson IFN Volcano-Angel, 15 panels, 132 hours
by Kees Scherer

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The Integrated Flux Nebulae (or Galactic Cirrus) are high galactic latitude nebulae that are illuminated not by a single star (as most nebula in the plane of the Galaxy are) but by the energy from the integrated flux of all the stars in the Milky Way. These IFN are very faint and where discovered in 2005 by Steve Mandel. This mosaic shows sections of 2 main Nebula in the Mandel-Wilson Catalogue, the Volcano Nebula (MW3 near Messier 81/82) and the Angel Nebula MW2.

Source: Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mandel


583 x 300 second luminance subs (132 hours)

Image dates:
17 nov, 2018
1,5,6,8,12,31 dec 2018,
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 jan 2019
2,3,4,5,6,7 feb 2019

Esprit 100 f5.5 APO refractor/ QHY16200 CCD @-20C
Processed/calibrated/Mosaic: AstroPixelProcessor (APP)
Final processing/annotation with Pixinsight.

About the photographer

Submitter: Kees Scherer
Location: Portugal
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